Check out the Ministry for Culture and Heritage's audio guide to Cape Kidnappers in the Video tab.
To Māori Cape Kidnappers is Te Matau-a-Māui – the fish hook with which demigod Māui hauled up the North Island. British explorer James Cook gave the cape its English name after a Tahitian crew member on his ship was seized by Māori. Cape Kidnappers is also home to a gannet colony where thousands of birds nest.
Related web links:
East of Hastings
Gannets and boobies
Cape Kidnappers gannet colony
Māui’s fish hook
Naming Cape Kidnappers
Roadside Stories are a series of audio guides to places of interest on major road trips in New Zealand. Each guide tells the story of an attraction along the way – its people, its history, its cultural and natural significance. For more information about Roadside Stories visit http://www.mch.govt.nz/roadside/